[BCAB] Easiest way to translate what's app messages

Sean Randall contact at seanrandall.me
Sat Aug 6 13:24:12 BST 2016

Hi Sharon,

If copying text is an issue remember that with VoiceOver enabled, a three-finger quadruple tap, i.e. tapping with 3 fingers 4 times,
will copy the last thing VoiceOver spoke.  You can then flick right with four fingers to move immediately to a translation app if
you had it last opened.  So the sequence would be:
Open your translation app, open WhatsApp, give a 3 finger quad onto the message you want copied, flick right with 4 fingers to
return to the translator and paste it in.

It's not very efficient; there are addons for NVDA and JAWS for instant translation at the computer but I don't know of anything
similar on iOS.


Sean Randall
IT and Accessibility Specialist
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sharon Stockman
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2016. 01:15 PM 
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] Easiest way to translate what's app messages

Hi all,
I routinely receive German messages  from my cousin. Other than getting my head down and learning the language is there an easy of
translating these messages? I have downloaded a translation app but I have huge problems copying messages in what's app as it so hit
and miss if the menu to copy a messages appears. Sometimes it works but more than often it doesn't. I have downloaded google
translate in the hope that I could in some way link the apps but this doesn't seem possible.
Any help would be appreciated.

Sharon Stockman
This message may have been dictated. Apologies in advance if there are any spelling mistakes. 

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